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Installing Net ID in Firefox

Telia have patched a security hole in their Net ID software so I decided to download the new version and try to install it.

I’ve never managed to get Net ID working in Linux, due to Telia only supporting Ubuntu 10.04 and a very old version of Firefox. For this embarassing reason (for Telia), I have been forced to use a virtual machine with Windows XP whenever I had to identify myself…

With the latest software update I was hoping that they would have corrected the previous problems. I downloaded the file iidsetup_64.tar.gz with the x64 version and after extracting it I installed it as root:

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Firefox middle-mouse paste broken by package Ubufox

I’m sure the intent was good, but somewhere down the road they failed miserably… A Ubuntu package called ubufox, or more recently xul-ext-ubufox breaks middle-mouse paste in Ubuntu/Kubuntu.

It claims to do this:

 Integrates the browser with Ubuntu to:
  * Enable searching for missing plugins from Ubuntu software catalog
  * Add the following options to the Help menu
    - Get help on-line
    - Help translating Firefox
    - Ubuntu Release Notes
  * Set homepage to Ubuntu Start Page
  * Display a restart notification after upgrading Firefox
  * Add ask.com to the search engines.

But that’s not all, since middle-mouse paste gets broken too… Geez, thanks for making my life less convenient, and disabling what I’ve come to know as a Linux default behaviour for web browsers.

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Fixing middle-click paste in Firefox

I hate it when new versions of software change the behavior of programs.
Somewhere in a Firefox update, I lost the common UNIX feature of middle-click for pasting an URL in Firefox.

I had to fix this problem on several machines, and each time I had to google the answer. It wasn’t the first hit showing the answer either…

Note to self for fixing this:

  • Open about:config in Firefox.
  • Change middlemouse.contentLoadURL to true
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